pretty little mat

Hello everyone!

Did you have a nice weekend? Our crazy Chicago weather didn't disappoint once again and in the span of 3 or 4 days we went from wearing winter coats to wearing shorts and t-shirts. Totally insane, but so greatly appreciated as we were all eager to soak up as much of that glorious sunshine as we could. I just hope we won't be back to coats in a few days. Fingers crossed :).

So, of course there was not much sewing happening here, but I did manage to finish this simple little patchwork mat. It was inspired by this beautiful mat I came across a while back.

I started off by cutting my fabric into 2.5" squares. Isn't that top Liberty print the sweetest? I had just a small piece left over from making Liberty Coin quilt , I think it makes this mat extra special :).

And, I used sashiko thread to add a bit of hand quilting. I must say, I'm in love. This was my first time using sashiko thread and I just adore its "chunky", natural look. I think I like it even better than Perle cotton I usually use. 

I loved making this mat. It was a perfect almost instant gratification project.

Here's to a week full of lovely sunshine and beautiful fabric. Svetlana